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Bungie and Ubisoft sue Destiny and Rainbow Six cheat makers

Bungie and Ubisoft sue Destiny and Rainbow Six cheat makers

Games companies Bungie and Ubisoft are taking cheat maker Ring-1 to court.

As reported by TorrentFreak, the duo has filed a case with the US District Court Northern District of California, in which it accuses four named members of the business – and seven unknown individuals who operate behind aliases – of violating copyright by making, selling, distribution and marketing exploits for games including Bungie's Destiny 2 and Rainbow Six: Siege from Ubisoft.

They claim that this has caused "irreparable harm" to their business interests and that they are entitled to monetary damages.

“Defendants’ conduct has caused, and is continuing to cause, massive and irreparable harm to Plaintiffs and their business interests. The success of Plaintiffs’ games depends on their being enjoyable and fair for all players,” the lawsuit stated.

“Cheaters ruin the experience of playing the Games. Not only do cheaters impair the enjoyment of gameplay by non-cheaters with whom they interact in-game, but cheaters also illegitimately obtain and thereby devalue the in-game rewards that non-cheaters obtain legitimately.”

This isn't the first time that Bungie has taken the fight to cheat makers. Back in October 2020, the firm took out PerfectAim, while in January of this year it teamed up with Riot Games to bring a lawsuit against GatorCheats.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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